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World Toilet Day: Easy Ways to Break Bad Toilet Habits and prioritise Sanitation Issues

Sitting for more than five minutes on the toilet, can increase the blood pressure in the anal veins

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New Delhi, November 18, 2016: As World Toilet Day is marked on November 19, make sure to pledge to give up bad toilet habits like spending leisure time in bathroom, kicking toilet handles to flush, and urinating on the toilet seat and then not cleaning it.

K.E. Ranganathan, President, Sales and Marketing, Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd, has listed some of the bad toilet habits that should be avoided:

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* Flushing is a good habit but keeping the seat cover down while doing so is better. Germs and other particles become airborne when flushed with the lid open. Various studies have found that flushing with the lid open can splash water particles as far as six feet away from the toilet, causing outspread of bacteria in the bathroom atmosphere. To limit this, lowering of the lid before flushing is an essential habit that one should adopt.

* Keeping your hands clean and flushing with your feet or shoes is a common practice which goes unnoticed most of the time. This keeps germs off your hands but not from the bottom of your shoes or feet, which later end up on the floor of your homes and personal spaces. Thus, making this exercise a futile one. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap after flushing is a good practice one should adopt as an infection control measure.

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* Living in the world of smartphones: Regular texting or scrolling through your mail in the toilet is common nowadays. But we are not aware that sitting for more than five minutes on the toilet, can increase the blood pressure in the anal veins. Apart from it, any object used or brought in the bathroom for a long time gets indirectly infected with the bacteria. You can always wash your hands after every bathroom break, but cannot disinfect the phone before you put it near your face for an incoming call.

* One of the most common unhygienic bathroom practises is urinating with the toilet seat down. This leads to spreading of bacteria on the seat which later transmits to our body when you use it next. Every individual needs to wipe off the toilet seat after using it to maintain the required amount of hygiene and cleanliness in the bathroom.

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* A good fragrance doesn’t harm anyone. A musky or a flowery air freshener — whatever suits your senses — is a good way to vent off the bad odour in the toilet. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?